SCORE seminar to be held at Cranford Community Center on June 24

CRANFORD — A representative of SCORE will present a seminar, “Email Marketing: Simple Strategies for Success,” at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave., on Tuesday, June 24, at 7 p.m. The program is sponsored by Cranford Public Library and all are welcome. Registration is required. To register, call the library at 908-709-7272 and ask […]

Author to host program on organization at Cranford Public Library

CRANFORD — The Friends of the Cranford Public Library will sponsor a program entitled “5 Minute Organizing Ideas for a Fresh Start,” with author Jamie Novak. The program will provide organizing tips and tricks that will help to purge piles of paper, clean closets and streamline lives. Because many people are busy these days, the […]

Despite rumors, UCC still has no plans to upgrade on-campus field

County confirms Oak Ridge Park in Clark named as possible alternative

CRANFORD — Residents living adjacent to Union County College do not believe the college has backed down at all on building their athletic field, but county and college officials beg to differ. According to Union County Communication Director Sebastian D’Elia, the county not only has been talking to college representatives but options for a field […]

Cranford residents to pay small amount more in municipal taxes

CRANFORD – While taxpayers will not see municipal taxes go down this year, the average homeowner can expect a $12.95 increase compared to the $39 they saw last year. In 2012 the increase was $110. According to Township Administrator Terence Wall, although the total 2014 budget came to $34.8 million, only $22.7 million of that […]

Cranford man sentenced to 63 months in prison for distributing images of child sexual abuse

NEWARK — A Cranford man was sentenced today to 63 months in prison for distributing images of child sexual abuse over the Internet, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced. Andrew Johnson, 30, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Susan Wigenton to an information charging him with one count of distribution of child pornography. Wigenton imposed […]

Union County College postpones field project

CRANFORD — On Tuesday, Union County College decided it might be best to postpone plans for the athletic field they planned to construct later this year, citing the many concerns expressed by residents and elected officials as the reason behind the change of heart. In a letter dated April 14 to Union County Freeholder Board […]

County College struggles with neighbors in effort to build field

Local residents, officials raise many concerns about project

CRANFORD – Union County College is hoping to build a field of their dreams, but residents, elected officials and professionals alike think it will end up a nightmare for the community. Even the county urged college officials “to work out whatever problems there are with the community.” The college was expected to ask the Union […]

Union man indicted for murder, dismemberment of girlfriend

ELIZABETH — A grand jury has returned a nine-count indictment against the Union man charged with killing and dismembering his girlfriend last autumn, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park has announced. Matthew Ballister III, 44, was indicted on charges of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree desecration of human remains, two counts of third-degree hindering apprehension, third-degree […]

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